In which we go visiting

Thursday 3rd April 2014

Although rain was forecast for today it was nice and sunny when Max and I went to Upton Country Park in the morning, Jez choosing to stay snoozing on the bed. Pollution levels are still high and there are lots of warnings out. Once again you could see the haze as you looked across Upton Lake towards Poole.

Still hazy over Upton Lake

That didn’t seem to bother the Godwits, though, who had flocked to the lake and were making a lot of noise.

Large flock of godwits

Meanwhile, at the stream, Max decided his stick was a bit too long, so he had to do a bit of remedial trimming.

Max chewing his stick

There, now that’s much better isn’t it?

Max in the stream

Walking on round we found another tree with blossom on it. The trees are really coming into blossom / leaf now. This one looks a bit like a crab apple.

Blossom

By the time we had finished our walk it had clouded over. We hurried home and I got changed, gathered up dog treats, and then put both dogs in the car: we were off to visit my Dad and Pat for lunch. Lunch was Irish Stew, made with neck of lamb, so the dogs got to finish off the bones and some bits of potato and gravy. Afterwards it was time for a snooze. I call this one Bunk Beds.

Bunk beds

Once all of the snoozing and the washing up was out of the way Dad and I took the dogs to Nea Meadows, the local nature reserve. Here’s Dad with both of the dogs, sitting in front of one of the old oak trees.

Dad with Jez and Max

By the time we’d finished our walk it was getting on, so I waited until the worst of the rush hour traffic had cleared before I headed home: by which time it was starting to rain, so the forecasters hadn’t got it wrong after all.

A year ago today

More gardening and more birds: this time a blue tit.

Gardening companions - Blue Tit

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